Police Federation

Operational Policing

The operational policing sub-committee is responsible for all matters relating to operational policing that apply to police officers up to the rank of Chief Inspector. We meet regularly throughout the year and report directly to the National Board.

The committee works at a strategic and local level with key stakeholders such as the Home Office, College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) to represent, influence and negotiate on behalf of Federation members. We have both National Board and regional reps attend and represent PFEW at those meetings to give a clear picture of every level of policing. They in turn feed that information back into the sub-committees to help update and shape the work of PFEW.

Our main priorities are:

  • Public order;
  • Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats;
  • Roads policing;
  • Police dogs and mounted police;
  • Aviation and drones;
  • Terrorism;
  • Self-defence and restraint;
  • Body armour;
  • Uniform;
  • Body-worn video;
  • Digital policing;
  • Firearms, Taser and less than lethal weapons.

Because of the nature of operational policing, there is overlap in other sub-committee areas, such as professional development; conduct and performance; crime and justice; equality; health and safety; wellbeing; Welsh affairs; and parliamentary sub-committees. Small changes in one area can have a knock-on effect on others, so it’s vitally important that we keep up to date. 

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